Pensions consulting apprentice at Aon

Start Date:
2012
Location:
South East
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£18,000 annually
Review Date:
March 2018

Review Score

8.7 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

9/10

My job title is a pensions consulting apprentice. Day to day I do some of the tasks involved with governing a pension scheme such as actions logs, dealing with member queries and using internal processes with regards to things such as meeting papers. My role involves me interacting with the client via means such as emails and is about building client relationships.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

8/10

I have learnt many basic professional skills since starting my apprenticeship such as presenting and also personal skills such as interaction with different people. I have also started working towards a new qualification and have learnt much information about the industry I work in.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I have enjoyed my programme so far and it has definietly exceeded my expecations. I find my colleagues easy to get on with and everyone is very helpful and sociable. The actual work I do is also intersting and I have enjoyed it as it is different to anything I have done before.

4. How valued do you feel by Aon?

9/10

I feel valued by Aon, more so than I thought I would as an apprentice. I feel appreciated by the people I complete work for, even if it is a minor task and believe internal recognition is high. There are also always lots of opportunities to take that can help increase your recognition.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

My programme has been very well structured with a clear path of progress to follow. It began with a 2 week induction and has continuous training throughout the apprenticeship. The structure of study days is clear when working towards 2 exams during the apprenticeship. The structure of delegation of work is also clear within client teams.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

8/10

I recieve a lot of support from my training provider, mostly through one to one meetings every month. My training provider is also easy to contact if I have any queries throughout the periods in between meetings.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

9/10

I feel am very supported by my employer and colleagues around me. My mamager has supported me throughout my apprenticeship and set out a clear path for me to follow and is easy to approach if I ever need him for support.There are clear people to go to if you have any problems and I was made of aware of these upon joining. All of my colleagues seem willing to support me if need be.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

8/10

My salary package meets my costs and met my expectations. The firm is also good in covering expenses e.g travel.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

9/10

There are several company events held thoughout the year which are all different so cater to everyones needs. These enhance the sociable aspect within the office and amongst colleagues outside of work.

9. Would you recommend Aon to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

I have enjoyed my experience overall and can see a clear pah of progression. I would reccommend that Aon is a good emloyer to work for.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aon?

Do a bit of research into what the business does first to understand fully the role you are applying for. Gain some work experience in an office if possible so this isn't completely new when you join.

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